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One muscle twitching - bfs?

PostPosted: July 13th, 2012, 1:33 pm
by Pandy
Hi all,
I am a 36 year old father of two children that have been fysically active all my life. I live healhty and workout on daily basis. Or just to. Last summer I got feelings of weaknss in my right foot and legä I saw a neuro and had an emg. No weakness was found and nothing abnormal with the emg. My fine twitches in my foot were beningn. This was last october.
The last couple of months I have had feelings of pins an needles in my shoulder. My shoulder and arm also feels very weak. I believe its percieved weakness. Whats really scary its that muscle in my shoulder twitches, a lot. It wakes my up at nights and haunts me during the days. It gets worse if I workout.

My question is, could one single muscle that twitches be a sign of bfs or is it more likely to be malign? Does bfs twitching worsen with workout.

Please forgive for any spelling mishaps. Im writing this on my cell and my fingers are big ... ;)

Thanks for reading!

Re: One muscle twitching - bfs?

PostPosted: July 14th, 2012, 12:16 am
by Yuliasir
Hi my friend,
It is quite common picture there - to have people who do a lot of workouts and end with BFS and those who have zero and ends with the same (like me) just because regular physical activity becomes too much for them I believe;)

Pins and needles are rather sensory, not motor issue, and along with the feeling of weakness thye might indicate most probably a circulatory issue. Disrupted cirulation can cause twitches too. Anyway advice might be to check your neck region.

I am not a workout person so I can not tell you whether the twitches increase or not during it - but I can tell that movements or strains are generally provoking twitches in me. And I read many evidences here that many of our fellow BFSers experience more twithces while excersizing.

Re: One muscle twitching - bfs?

PostPosted: July 14th, 2012, 9:34 am
by Pandy
Thanks for replying!

What about this one muscle twitch thing? Could it still be bfs? It seems that everyone else here has bodywide twitching...

Re: One muscle twitching - bfs?

PostPosted: July 14th, 2012, 11:03 am
by tastemaker
Pandy wrote:What about this one muscle twitch thing? Could it still be bfs? It seems that everyone else here has bodywide twitching...


I was really worried about the same thing at first. With a clean EMG and no real weakness, you have a benign twitch. I had the same muscle twitch for three months, and my BFS started with it twitching for several weeks before I started getting other ones.

Did your foot issue resolve completely from before? Have you been experiencing more stress/anxiety lately that may have caused things to flare back up?

Also, since you work out a lot: have you done any blood tests to see if you're low on electrolytes (b12, magnesium, etc.) or vitamin d? I've read that these can also cause isolated muscle twitches. Plus, it never hurts to make sure these are at normal levels.

Either way, don't worry. It's benign.

Re: One muscle twitching - bfs?

PostPosted: July 15th, 2012, 2:55 pm
by Pandy
The twichtes in my foot comes and goes. The weakness I felt in my right foot,leg and hip has if anything not gotten worse. It might sound strange but some days it feels like Im walking around with a wodden leg. Some days are better. Now when my right shoulder keeps twitching I seem to have less or none twitches in my foot. My right shoulder and arm also feels very weak although I dont belive the weakness is clinical. Also my right hand shakes and the hand feels stiff. Every bloodtest known to man was taken last summer. Apparently nothing is wrong with me. Still more symptoms...

Re: One muscle twitching - bfs?

PostPosted: July 16th, 2012, 12:18 am
by Yuliasir
Hi Pandy,
that is a common thing for BFS - almost all tests are normal, and even abnormalities often stay at the borderline... probably the change in chemistry is more subtle and occurs in the synapses which we barely could test by checking blood.